Under clear, cold skies, the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race brought out a sizable crowd of spectators — and competitors — to the sea ice at Nome’s southern shoreline.
Full standings for today’s race are now available. Congratulations to Andrew Harrelson: the champion of Nome-Golovin 2015 and this year’s fastest rookie.
Huslia, in photos: mushers are greeted with a warm community welcome, warm food, and hot water.
On his 32nd Iditarod, pulling into Huslia, Martin Buser reassesses his team and his race: “If I make this race so important that I compromise my values, then I’m a loser. That’s what I don’t want to happen.”
“Shocked” to be first into Huslia, Aaron Burmeister basks in the checkpoint’s hospitality. Happy to see his sick team feeling healthy again, he turns his sights to the coast.
In photos: the 119 mile trail run from Tanana to Ruby, and along the way, an oasis: the Kokrine Bible Camp.
In photos: Looking back at Manley Hot Springs, and the trail into Tanana, mushers enjoyed some sunshine, offering a small respite from cold temperatures.
Despite a grueling run down the Yukon, Ruby was just a pit stop for most mushers. Iditarod teams pressed on to Galena or even to Huslia, where Aaron Burmeister arrived first.
A look at Western Alaska’s John Baker and Pete Kaiser midday Wednesday from the trail between Tanana and Ruby.
Mushers Curt Perano of New Zealand and Mats Pettersson of Sweden stop for a snack along the Yukon trail. “Beautiful meeting here [at Kokrine Bible Camp]… A memory for life, I think,” said Pettersson.